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Dive Review of Dive Paradise/Brisas Cozumel in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan

Dive Paradise/Brisas Cozumel, Aug, 2003,

by Al Krenz, IL, USA . Report 786.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cayman Brac, Yap, Galapagos, Belieze, Lake Michigan, Truk Lagoon FSM, San Diego CA, St. Thomas USVI, Roatan, Bonaire, Palau FSM, Curacao, Papua New Guinea, Australia, San Salvador, Stella Maris, Key Largo FL
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come back with 700 psi but not enforced.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Brisas is the former Costa Club which was the former Fiesta Inn. Accomodations are clean and the hotel is well run overall. Breakfast continues to be a buffet while lunch and dinner (for the most part) could be ordered off a menue. Food was generally good. Dive Paridise can be a bit of a "cattle boat" operation at times. Some divers continue to bring their gear on board the boats in large travel bags which can take up a lot of space. Evidently, they havent heard of mesh bags! Dive Paridise continues to run a nice operation with thourough briefings and safe procedures. In between dives, the divemasters offer divers small sandwiches, fruit and drinks. Fish in the Cozumel area tend to be the same as other venues in the Carribean but more plentiful and somewhat larger, especially the Anglefish. You really can't beat Cozumel, Brisas and Dive Paridise for really good "Carribean" diving at a reasonable price. My sixth time there and I think I'll be going back again next year.
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